COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WUSA) -- It was a pretty typical ride on a Green Line train in College Park until, suddenly, it wasn't typical at all.
It was right around six o'clock Tuesday night when a Metro train with about 100 passengers on board came to a stop between the Prince George's Plaza and College Park stations.
For reasons that have not yet been determined, the train lost power and passengers say they were forced to wait on the sweltering train for about a half an hour as Metro employees tried to figure if the tracks still had power going through them.
"Central kept telling the driver that the tracks were dead, and police kept telling us that they were hot," said Bernard Hinnant, one of the passengers on board the train.
Finally, according to passengers, in a scene best described as chaotic, they got off the train -- some had to jump -- and walked down the tracks about a half mile to the College Park station platform, where, eventually, most of them continued their travels on buses provided by Metro; a little worse for the wear, and a lot angrier.
"One of the people on the train with us was a blind lady and she had to walk the tracks with her cane and all. This is ridiculous," Hinnant said.